Be glad, be happy
If you haven’t seen Disney’s Pollyanna with Haley Mills as Pollyanna you have missed a great movie.
Pollyanna plays The Glad Game http://youtu.be/7bhyKS_SWPM which calls for thinking of the positive aspects of your situation.
For personal examples, my knees hurt but I have a friend with only one leg, or while my grandchildren are two hours away I know of those with no grandchildren or have them 3,000 miles away.
Karl Malden is the preacher who always preaches “hell and damnation” to his flock. One day Pollyanna meets the preacher in the field and tells him of the Abraham Lincoln quote; “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” She also tells him of the bible’s many glad and
happy passages. http://youtu.be/sJW_k0WGb_A . He changes his ways and begins to preach the happy passages.
I am a fan of Joel Osteen who certainly practices The Glad Game and quoting the bible’s glad and happy passages.
Joel’s recent sermons include;
1. Seeing people through eyes of love
2. Appreciating the people in your life
3. Staying Passionate about life
4. Having the right perspective
5. The power of I AM
Nothing wrong with any of that is there? Check out his Sunday TV program, or download his audio or video podcasts.